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What’s New in Revit 2015? 8 Tips and Tricks


By Jeff Yoders When we last discussed Revit, it was to show how its processes can allow prefabrication of building components, particularly MEP equipment. A new version of Revit brought new tools and features to users when it launched earlier this year, most of which are specifically focused on helping you create better designs that can be sent right to construction or ... Read More »

Very Nice Cursor Improvements in AutoCAD 2015


By Isaac Harper, CADSoft Consulting Autodesk has made some enhancements to the Cursor in AutoCAD 2015. A minor improvement was the crosshair lines that used to run through the pick box have been removed to make it easier to view what you are selecting. You can still use the PICKBOX system variable or the OPTIONS Dialog on the SELECTION tab ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right Computer Hardware for your CAD Work


With federal fiscal year coming to an end on September 30th, CAD managers may be wondering how to make the best use of those “use-it-or-lose-it” tax dollars. What about upgrading that CAD hardware you use? Cadalyst recently published a great article that guides CAD users through the various scenarios and use cases that impact any decision you make about choosing ... Read More »

8 How-To Video Tutorials for Bridge Designers & Engineers


One of the most popular blogs on Acronym has to be this one: 8 How-To Video Tutorials for Transportation Infrastructure Designers & Engineers. In the blog, we cut through product pushes and lined up eight tutorials and webinars that help engineers and designers better master their craft. So we thought it was time to get a little more granular and ... Read More »

Top 5 Overlooked Tips for AutoCAD


By Eric M. Hoover When it comes to computer aided design, there are hundreds of tips and tricks to creating a better, more efficient drawing. Some of them are well known, while others are more obscure. But whether you know about them or not, they can go a long way to helping you with your AutoCAD creations. Here’s a list ... Read More »

How to Make the Case for Upgrading your Agency’s Autodesk Software


Unless your head’s been buried in sand for the past decade then you’ll know that CAD software giant Autodesk releases software upgrades on an annual basis, the most recent being the 2015 releases this Spring. If you’re fortunate enough to be an Autodesk Subscription customer then you can enjoy the features of each upgrade automatically. As any Autodesk sales rep ... Read More »

Struggling to Find your Inventor Files? Learn how Inventor Organization Works


Ever ask yourself: Why is Autodesk Inventor creating all these folders and files on my system that I did not ask for? Is this really necessary? Or are they crucial to the operation of the application? Can I control them? If you think Inventor may have an organization method of its own, watch this on-demand webinar from Synergis Engineering Design ... Read More »

How to Use the New Lasso Selection Method in AutoCAD


By Isaac Harper, CADSoft Consulting Being an Arizona native, I really like this new LASSO selection method for a quick round up of those stray little doggies, (or entities in this case). In order to create a LASSO selection you simply start like you are going to make object selection with an automatic Crossing or Window, but instead of picking ... Read More »

How Save your Drawings to the Cloud


If you regularly use Dropbox or Google Drive, then you’ll appreciate the benefits of storing and sharing your files from the cloud. But my CAD files are too big you say? True, free instances of commercially available cloud storage software will limit the amount of storage space you can use. But now there’s an alternative – and its custom designed ... Read More »

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